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Storm boy (1963)

by Colin Thiele

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Storm Boy lives free with his dad, Hide-away, and their friend Fingerbone in a remote part of Australia. None of the conveniences of modern life are available to them, but life is so happy that no one misses any of these things. One day, Storm Boy saves a pelican and the pelican becomes his very closest friend. A gentle story of a simple time and place. A 1001 CBYMRBYGU. ( )
  debnance | Jun 27, 2014 |
Storm Boy is a very good book, every page I i finished I wanted to read the next. It's quite a sad story but it's not that sad. I recomend this book to any child betwen 10 and 14. Personaly I really enjoyed reading it and the text intriged meto read on every night.
It's set on a beach of the Coorong River in South Australia. The young boy finds and saves three little baby pelicans.

By Remy Livingston
  livinrem2018 | May 21, 2013 |
A children's story. This is set on the beach of the Coorong in South Australia, for the main part, as a boy who lives in that setting interacts with the people, the environment, and comes across a pelican.

The boy forms a bond with the bird in a touching story.

http://freesf.strandedinoz.com/wordpress/2012/04/storm-boy-colin-thiele/ ( )
  bluetyson | Nov 13, 2006 |
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Storm Boy likes to wander alone along the fierce deserted coast of South Australia's Coorong. He and his father live a reclusive life among the dunes that face out into the Southern Ocean. After a pelican mother is shot, Storm Boy rescues three chicks; he names them Mr Proud, Mr Ponder and Mr Percival, and nurses them back to health. His father, known to some as 'Hideaway Tom,' forces Storm Boy to release the birds, but Mr Percival returns. The boy and the pelican form a special bond. Mr Percival is shot by hunters and dies. The story also looks at the conflict between Storm Boy's lifestyle and the externally imposed requirement for him to attend school. Storm Boy was made into a major feature film and won the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Film in 1977.

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A classic Australian story, illustrated with paintings by renowned artist Robert Ingpen that capture the wave-beaten shore and the windswept sandhills of the Coorong in South Australia, home of Storm Boy and the pelican, Mr Percival. Ages 8+.

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